So in case I haven’t mentioned it before, my hubby is Portuguese. Therefore, I do try to incorporate some Portuguese ingredients into the meals that I cook. It’s not that difficult because I do love most of Portuguese food. I do say MOST because I’m not a huge fan of seafood and Portugal being a coastal country, well they eat a LOT of seafood. One of my favorite Portuguese recipes has to be Chorizo Sausage. I absolutely love it! So… I recently made a pasta dish which included Chorizo Sausage and it turned out amazing! Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments!
- Chorizo Sausage, Ground
- 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
- 1 Onion, diced
- 1 Eggplant, cut into cubes
- Parsley, chopped
- 1 Can of Sun-dried Tomatoes, chopped
- 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes
- Bocconcini Cheese, chopped into small pieces.
- 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/2 Tsp Sugar
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Cook linguine to package directions. Make sure to reserve about 1/2 cup of pasta water for later use.
- Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add eggplants and cook until softened and golden-brown.
- Remove from heat and transfer to plate. Set aside.
- In same pan, add drizzle of oil and onions. Cook until translucent.
- Add sun-dried tomatoes, chorizo and garlic. Cook until no pink remains.
- Add diced tomatoes, eggplants, reserved pasta water, vinegar and sugar. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bring to boil and then reduce heat to medium. Simmer, stirring occasionally until sauce is slightly thickened.
- Add linguine to sauce and stir to coat.
- Divide between plates, top with parsley and cheese.